Upcoming Events

Nov 8-Jan 2 What Makes Your Heart Sing-- in our lobby.
Reception on Fri. Nov. 17, 6-9p

Art on the Lawn August 11, 2018 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs
applications available here




Monday, December 5, 2016

"The Gift of Art" reception, Sat. Dec. 10, 5-8 pm


Join us this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5-8 pm for an artist reception for "The Gift of Art." The show runs through the end of December in the Village Artisans' Lobby Gallery.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER LOBBY SHOW: The Gift of Art


"The Gift of Art" show is all set up in our shop lobby with artistic gifts for your special someone.

The show runs through the end of December with a reception on Saturday, December 10 from 5-8 pm with snacks, beverages, wine, and a craft table for gift tag making.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ARTISANS OUT AND ABOUT: Members participating in Art & Soul


We have several Village Artisans members who are participating in this year's Art & Soul art fair:

- Pam Geisel, art quilts
- Sara Gray, fused glass
- Theresa Mayer, lampwork & fused glass

The event takes place at Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St., in Yellow Springs on Sat. Nov. 19 from 10 am-5 pm. Visit the event's website for more information.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

ARTISANS OUT AND ABOUT: Members Participating in the Yellow Springs Open Studios


We have several Village Artisans members who are participating in this year's Yellow Springs Open Studios:

 - Pam Geisel, art quilts
 - Sara Gray, fused glass
 - Christine Klinger, paintings & mixed media
 - Theresa Mayer, lampwork & fused glass
 - Cynthia McDonald, gourd art & paintings
 - Kathy Verner Moulton, digital illustrations
 - Libby Rudolf, watercolor paintings
 - Nicki Strouss, ceramics (at the John Bryan Community Pottery studio)

The event takes place in the artist's studios on Sat. & Sun., Oct. 15 & 16, from 11 am-5 pm. Visit the event's website for more information and a link to the map.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

OCTOBER LOBBY SHOW: Island Colors - art quilts by Pam Geisel


During the month of October, Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs will present “Island Colors,” art quilts by member Pam Geisel in the Village Artisans’ Lobby Gallery. 

For show “Island Colors” she exclusively used fabric created by Island Batik, a California company that manufactures, imports, and distributes cotton batik fabrics from Indonesia. Pam is an Ambassador for the company. “The colors in the fabric are just gorgeous and they have an intensity to them that seems to glow.”

The show runs October 1 – November 6, 2016, with an Artist reception on Friday, October 14, 6 – 9 pm.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

ARTISANS OUT AND ABOUT: Libby Rudolf at Season's Bistro


Seasons Bistro and Grill in downtown Springfield will host a selection of Libby Rudolf's recent works from September 5 through mid-December, 2016. There will be an Artist Reception Thurs., Sept. 22 from 5-7 pm. Seasons Bistro is located at 28 S. Limestone St. in downtown Springfield.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Meet Kathryn Pitstick


Tranquility, intaglio, 10” x 8”, by Kathryn Pitstick


Kathryn Pitstick attended the DAAP (Design, Art and Architecture Program) at the University of Cincinnati and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wright State University. She is a new member of Village Artisan Cooperative in Yellow Spring and is very active with the Dayton Print Coop. She has exhibited her work extensively and won many awards.

Kathryn says her work is inspired from nature “because of the emotion and energy I receive from my surroundings. I stand in awe of the rhythm interaction and vastness in plein-air environment. I search for a sense of organization of chaos in the complexity of my subject. My body of work encompasses printmaking, painting and photography. Delicate details, abstraction and sometimes ambiguity are found in my compositions.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SEPTEMBER LOBBY SHOW: Prints and Ceramics


During the month of September, Village Artisans Gallery in Yellow Springs will present the artwork of two new members of the cooperative. Printmaker Kathryn Pitstick of Yellow Springs, and ceramist Nicki Strouss, of Columbus, will show their current pieces in the Village Artisans’ Lobby Gallery. 

The show runs September 1 – 30, 2016, with an Artist reception on Friday, September 16, 6 – 9 pm.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Black & White Reception, Fri., Aug 19, 6-9p


Join us this Fri., Aug 19 from 6-9 pm for an artist reception for the Black & White community exhibit at Village Artisans. The show runs through Aug. 31.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

33rd Annual Art on the Lawn


33rd Annual “Art on the Lawn” (presented by Village Artisans)

WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

WHERE: On the grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs, Ohio’s popular August festival of art, music and food – is in its thirty-third year. This year more than 100 artists from all over Ohio and beyond will gather under the shade trees at Mills Lawn School in the heart of Yellow Springs to show and sell their artwork. The event will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 10 am to 5 pm; it is free and open to the public.

New and returning artists will present paintings, drawings, ceramics, fiber art, garden art, glass, jewelry, paper crafts, photography, candles, leather and more. Food vendors and live music will complement the outstanding artwork. The event is sponsored by Village Artisans, a multi-media artist cooperative in Yellow Springs. 


The featured artist at this year’s event is Michelle Litell, a homemaker and self-taught bookbinder from the small town of Marion, Ohio. Litell won “Best of Show” with her hand-made journals at last year’s Art on the Lawn. Litell entered her craft around 2007 while homeschooling her sons in her rural community. “They needed blank books for a project and I had difficulty finding them where we live,” Litell said, “so I decided to create something. My first books were simple, stitched pamphlets but they worked well for what the boys needed and they hooked my heart as well.”

Also a musician, Litell said she has “always loved putting down her thoughts in many forms, such as poetry, song lyrics, drawings and so forth. “So creating my own books seemed like a natural fit.” Litell dove into the craft by researching binding techniques and trying several different methods and materials “until I found techniques that I adapted and loved using.” She has a few favorite stitches and binding methods that she considers her specialties. 


“It took me several years of testing materials and honing my skills before I began to show and sell my work. I love to use papers with color and texture.” Many of the papers and materials she uses are handmade and renewable. “I also use vintage materials such as records, sewing patterns, maps, and photos. Combining vintage with new materials brings life and personality to my pieces, which are all unique.”

A few years after she’d started binding, Litell was given some leather and began teaching herself to dye, stamp, sew, and burn covers from it. “I developed my own dyeing technique and I prefer to use leather that has holes, scars, and other marks. I find beauty in what others see as imperfections and I try to place those marks in interesting places on the covers. We all have scars and marks in our lives and we need to see the beauty in that. They are all a part of our story, a part of who we are.”

Litell views her bookbinding as “only part of the art. I make places for other people to finish the project. They write their own stories, with thoughts and heart that no one else can produce. I think others need to know what we carry inside – who we are and what we think. Journaling, whether in words or pictures, gives us a place to do this, to leave pieces of ourselves. I love that I get to participate in a small way in the stories of so many people.”

The beautiful hand-made work of Michelle Litell, and over 100 other artists, can be seen at the August 13th Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs. 

For more information on the show or on Village Artisans, please visit the gallery at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, call 937-767-1209, email villageartisans.email@yahoo.com, or go to the web site: www.villageartisans.blogspot.com. Summer gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 11 am – 7 pm; and Sunday Noon – 6 pm.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Black and White Show: a community art exhibit for August


For the month of August we are featuring community art that is black and white. Join us for an artist reception on Friday, Aug. 19, from 6-9 pm

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paintings from Wild Gourd Studio




NEW EXHIBIT AT VILLAGE ARTISANS GALLERY
During the month of June, Village Artisan member Cynthia McDonald will exhibit a show called "Paintings from Wild Gourd Studio.” Artist/ Village Artisans Member Cynthia McDonald, of Cedarville, has been specializing in gourd art for 16 years and has recently been exploring acrylics on canvas as well. See her newest work, enjoy refreshments, and hear the music of Native American-style flute maker Paul Nelson at the 6/18/16 Artist Reception 5 pm – 7:30 pm at the Village Artisans Gallery. 

 

The show (6/1 – 6/30/16) and the reception are both free and open to the public. 


Monday, May 9, 2016

Artisans Out and About


Two of our artisans have teamed up for a special exhibit at The Winds Cafe entitled Color & Light: Brush & Needle.
From now until the end of June, you can find work from our water colorist, Libby Rudolf and our quilter, Pam Geisel.


When planning this exhibition  Pam suggested to that Libby make a painting of someone quilting, while Pam created a quilt of someone painting.  So they did just that. As it turns out Pam's quilt, She Paints With Fabric is 500th Quilt.

There will be an Artist Reception Sunday, May 15th from 4:30 - 6:30. If you can't make then, you have until June 30th to check out the show. 


Monday, May 2, 2016

Meet Christine Klinger

 Christine Klinger
Mixed Media – Painting/Photography/Sculpture

Christine’s art interests are many and varied. She started her visual art career in photography, making primarily documentary/photojournalism and Nature images (later writing and photographing for newspapers, and teaching). “I like to make photographs of Nature – human and otherwise,” she says. 


 Christine then spent about 10 years diving into (and later teaching) clay sculpture. “I had been searching for a medium that was more tangible, tactile – and clay met that need completely.”



These days Christine may do or teach either photography or sculpture: “I make photographs often and I occasionally sculpt.  Although,” she adds, “my current obsession is painting.” And when she paints, as expected, Christine has a couple of different styles. “I may make expressionistic abstracts at times, and more impressionistic, plein air landscapes at other times. Some say I have a short attention span, which is probably true, but I simply like to make art when and how the mood strikes me. I follow my bliss.”  


Besides making art, Christine was coordinator of Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, OH, for many years, and former owner of Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs. She and her husband Jim are residents of Yellow Springs. Jim Klinger is a musician, potter, sculptor, and sometimes teacher. More of their work can be seen at: www.klingerart.com, www.klingerstudios.blogspot.com and, occasionally, on facebook. Christine can be reached at cklinger@earthlink.net, through the Village Artisans, 767-1209, or her studio, 767-2346.




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Friday, April 15, 2016

Dare 2B a Little Square


Dare 2B a Little Square.
The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, is pleased to announce a spring exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square: An Open Community Art Exhibit, a show in which local artists created art within a 6” by 6” square (2D and/or 3D). The show will run from April 11 through May 27, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on Friday, April 15, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meet Nicki Strouss


Nicki Strouss enjoys creating both functional and sculptural work. Her vessels reference figures and possibility. These forms are narrative and reference objects caught in an evolutionary trajectory to or from a time and place of baskets, cups or paintings. Reference to function is evident because many of the forms are utilitarian. The repetition of form is my way of understanding each shape or idea in a new medium or combination. Mediums used include high fire clay, wool, paper, wax, and any number of other household implements to create a rich surface that is best experienced when held in hand. The decision to use a variety of materials and process helps vary and enforce the experience and interpretation of the repeated forms and at the same time enhance the visual and physical texture of the pieces. Some forms appear fragile, as if cracking eggs and others look as strong as weathered stones. As containers for thoughts or food, I hope these objects find a happy place to enliven your home.
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   Nicki grew up on a horse farm in Lexington, KY and is now home in Columbus after graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design, and earning her 200 RYT from Grow Yoga. She continues to work with local artists and various other learning institutions and teaches ceramics at Columbus Academy, CCAD, and the Craft Museum. She is also a yoga instructor at Balanced Yoga. Other interest and inspiration are from slow food, the outdoors, traveling, and sharing knowledge.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Community Exhibit -- Artists Wanted




Dare to 2B Square is back, this time with a twist!  Call for Artists: Spring Exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square.

The Village Artisans Gallery, 100 Cory Street in Yellow Springs, invites community artists to submit entries for a spring exhibition: Dare 2B a Little Square: An Open Community Art Exhibit. All local artists are invited to create art within a 6” by 6” square (2D and/or 3D) and submit their entries by April 4. The show will run from April 11 through May 27, and a reception for the artists will take place at the Gallery on Friday, April 15, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m..   
Applications and more information can be found here. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

YSHS Opening


We had a fantastic turn our at last night's opening for the Yellow Springs High School Art Students. Thank you to all that came out.




Who knows maybe one day we'll see art work by one of these young artists hanging our gallery in the future.


If you weren't able to make it, the student's show will be up through the month of February.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Meet Barbara Vandecreek

This summer I retired after more than 35 years in public school education, and now I enjoy making glass beads and creating jewelry.  In 2005 I was working in Springfield and took a lampworking at the Springfield Museum of Art and I have been hooked on designing glass ever since. 

For me lampwork is an art that constantly challenges. There's something mesmerizing about the torch flame and watching the glass go from a solid to a liquid and back again while coaxing it into a specific shape. It's an endless quest of color, design and technique -- always exciting, sometimes frustrating, and never boring!

A major support and mover for continuing education of new techniques and skills is my membership in a Southwest Ohio gathering of lampwork artists. 

Additionally, I live in Beavercreek, love to read, and to bake.  My husband and I have two daughters and four delightful grandchildren.

My website is www.bvbeads.com 





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mark your calendars


Come to Village Artisans in Yellow Springs for an art exhibition by the Yellow Springs High School Advanced and AP Art Classes, YS in Color. Come for food, fun, and amazing artwork by student artists. There will be prints, cards, and original artwork available for sale. Proceeds to benefit the Yellow Springs High School art program. All ages welcome, admission is free. Come support our young Artists!

Where: Village Artisans
100 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Ohio
When: Friday, January 22, 6-8 PM

Featured Artists:
Olivia Chick
Elesha Harney
Anna Mullin
Madeline Nielsen
Julie Roberts
Meredith Rowe
Callie Smith
Kyra Siemer
Holly Weir
Grace Wilke
Bear Wright